U.S. History

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Spooner Explains Why Vices Are Not Crimes

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/26/2018

Spooner would have defined today's drug war advocates as those who “usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men.”

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How Not to Address Rising Oil Prices: Lessons from Nixon's Price Controls

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrices

Blog04/26/2018

The crude oil “daisy chain” reseller boom is just one example of the absurdity of the 1970s price controls on the oil and gas sector. 

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What Free Trade Really Means

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/23/2018

America must reject the false dilemma of managed trade versus regulated trade — and choose free trade.

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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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Murray Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

Rothbard saw at an early stage of his life as a graduate student that the Jacksonian period was a defining one in American history.

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How the 1960's Made Everything Worse

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog04/10/2018

LBJ wanted to be remembered for his Great Society legacy. And he has his wish.

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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Why the President Said "No"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/09/2018

And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...

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Why Businessmen Don't Make Good Politicians

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/07/2018

It is a common fallacy that if a person is successful in business, they will be a good politician. This is dangerously naive.

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American Houses Keep Getting Bigger — And so Does American Debt

PovertyU.S. History

Blog04/04/2018

In spite of rising debt and worries about long term trends in affordability, new American houses and apartments are larger than they've ever been before. 

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